FAQs

Search and filter through some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below. An excerpt of the answer is displayed on this page, but for longer answers, please click on the colored bar around the question itself.

Does my program need to be accredited by NIMS before we can test?

No. Accreditation is 100% optional.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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How do I get my training program accredited?

Read through the accreditation process on our website (click through for the link).
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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How do I log into the NIMS website?

To log in, visit the NIMS website home page and check the top right hand corner of your screen for a link that says "Log in/Register". To see the process firsthand, click this FAQ to watch a video tutorial.
Last Updated: 07/25/2018
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How do I search for specific resource material on the NIMS website?

Click Resources in the menu at the top of the page, and then choose a resource category. Once on the page, you can select various check boxes to narrow down the search and find the exact material needed. Please click on this FAQ to watch a video tutorial describing a step by step process to search for resources.
Last Updated: 07/25/2018
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What is the difference between credentialing and accreditation?

Credentials are a third-party validation of a person’s skills. Accreditation is a third-party validation of a training program as a whole.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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